Mass raids net $5m drugs, half a million cash

POLICE have raided more than 70 properties across the Gold coast, Tweed Heads and Brisbane, netting half-a-million-dollars in cold hard cash and $5 million worth of cocaine, ice, heroin, amphetamines and cannabis. 

The mass raids formed part of a 14-month Taskforce Maxima investigation, Operation Lima Hacksaw, which targeted the Rebel Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and distribution of dangerous drugs.

The operation concluded today and has resulted in the 75 people being arrested on 252 charges. Among those arrested include a number of Gold Coasters and at least eight Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members .


They have been charged with offences ranging from trafficking and supply dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs to a minor and theft of motor vehicles.

During the raids, a new Rebels club house established at Tweed Heads was also dismantled.

Furthermore, an alleged 27-year-old Rebels gang member was charged with allegedly feeding a two-year-old boy the drug ICE.

It’s alleged the toddler was taken to a Brisbane hospital in June after an intervention by police and was found to have had the drug in his system.